Today I had severe, sudden pain in my left eye and now have a bulbous white lesion near my iris. Both my eyes have been irritated and bloodshot for about a month and a half. The lesion is circled by bloodshot areas. Last summer I noticed a growth on my right eye and that day I also had sudden and surprisingly severe pain in that eye. An opthalmologic assistant told me that the first lesion was probably a pterygium. How worried should I be?
Yes, this lesion sounds like it could be an inflamed pterygium, however, you should not be having pain. Pain is never a good sign when it comes to your eyes and requires prompt attention. See your ophthalmologist as soon as possible and use lots of artificial tears, lubricating ointment and possibly some cool compresses in the meantime. Have it looked at right away.
Michael Kutryb, MD
Kutryb Eye Institute
407 S Washington Ave
Titusville, FL 32796
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.